NEW EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM 2017-18
Following AMSRO’s Annual General Meeting (held October 12), we are delighted to announce the new Executive Management Committee for 2017-18:
· President – Craig Young, ORC International
· Vice President – Marc L’Huillier, EY Sweeney
· Secretary – Karen Johnston, Stable Research
· Treasurer – George Zdanowicz, Enhance Research
· General Executive – Rob McLachlan, WPPAuNZ
· General Executive – Simon Wake, IPSOS
· General Executive – Sarah Wrigley, Gundabluey Research
AMSRO also sends a heartfelt thanks to those members stepping down from the Executive; Lee Naylor (former President), Catherine Eddy and Jayne Van Souwe (Executive members). Catherine Eddy has kindly agreed to continue serving on AMSRO’s wider committee. Lee Naylor and Jayne Van Souwe however will not continue on the AMSRO Executive, in line with their commitments to step down if elected to the AMSRS* Board. We would like to congratulate Jayne and Lee on their new roles, and look forward to working constructively with them and the entire AMSRS Board on issues of mutual interest.
MEMBERS SUPPORT REVISED ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
In addition to electing the Executive team at the AGM, AMSRO members also voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting the proposed amended rules of the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations in Australia (AMSRO) incorporated. A copy of the revised AMSRO Articles is available here.
I’m also pleased that members chose to support the proposed amendments to our rules without dissent. With change across our industry ever constant, AMSRO needs to have the flexibility to adapt quickly.
Our revised Articles provide the flexibility to define what we do more broadly in the future, but we will use our annual membership processes and requirements to ensure we maintain the important standards that have always been central to AMSRO’s DNA. The new Executive, ably assisted by our Executive Director, Sarah Campbell, will be focused on delivering great member services and engaging with members more actively and transparently.”
UNDER THE REVISED ARTICLES AMSRO’S OBJECTIVES ARE:
To deliver a strong voice, that brings with it a ‘must have’ membership with unique, relevant and industry specific programs and services that supports (commercial) member objectives across their business and welcomes new comers.
Four key areas to move AMSRO forward include:
1. Growth via strategic partnerships;
2. Professional development and training for businesses and leaders, a commercially focused (Trust Mark) Online directory, a national conference;
3. A broader, more inclusive AMSRO;
4. Logistic and operational improvements to ensure growth and expansion.
Help your employees get the edge in today’s increasingly connected, fragmented, data-driven world. To ensure the skills of our employees remain relevant and client focused, AMSRO has been exploring additional strategic partnerships in the changing market landscape. As such, our new partnership with Australia’s leading professional marketing association, the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) offers a generous 30% discount exclusive to AMSRO member employees at $332 p.a. (inc.GST).
This exciting offer promises to advance your employees’ professional development by sharpening their understanding of the context within which our clients’ operate. It also provides access to a community of over 6,000 marketing professionals from client organisations, across both private and public sectors.
AMSRO will soon be announcing details about our bespoke AMI marketing-focused training program, taking place in Sydney, in December. Designed exclusively for AMSRO member company employees, our pilot class explores how and where research fits into a marketing plan and how to align delivery to allow better and faster decision making. Watch this space.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Important progress has recently been made across a range of issues including lobbying the government to provide members better access to geo-targeted telephone sample through the IPND and ease 457 visa restrictions. Over the past couple of months, AMSRO has held several meetings with relevant Federal Ministers and government agencies regarding the IPND Scheme and is also preparing industry submissions to the Department of Employment and the Department of Immigration around the 457 visa issues.
Furthermore, with changes to Australia’s Privacy Act regarding the Notification Data Breach Scheme (NDB) imminent (February 22 2018), AMSRO’s Privacy Compliance Committee is working on a submission to the Privacy Commissioner to ensure NDB resources for practitioners (and members alike) are accessible, relevant and practical.
AMSRO will be sure to notify members on all advocacy outcomes however if you would like to discuss any project in detail please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Campbell on (02) 8017 6717.
LEADERS FORUM – SYDNEY – MARCH 22, 2018
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* Australian Market & Social Research Society (AMSRS)